Shrek the Musical, presented in the NEO Theater February 14—17, by the Theater & Dance Department, transported sold-out audiences to an imaginative and entertaining fairytale land during its five-performance run.
Within curricular offerings that include music ensembles, electives, and lessons and informal settings such as Open Mic nights and the Acapelicans group, Loomis students learn to express, create, and communicate through music. Whether music is a new interest or a long-time passion for you, we invite you to join the more than 40 percent of the student body involved in our programs.
The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Concert Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class. Practice rooms and studios are open daily and into the evening for music lessons, small group rehearsals, and student practice. Music electives meet in a dedicated music classroom equipped with keyboards and computers, and the band and jazz programs share a large ensemble room. The active Music Department calendar is populated by well-attended recital samplers, seasonal major ensemble concerts, guest musician visits and performances, the student-run Musical Revue, Connecticut regional and state competitions and festivals, and student-inspired recitals, projects, and productions.
The Loomis Chaffee Theater Department will present Shrek the Musical, this year's winter musical theater production, February 13 through 17 in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater.
The Whiffenpoofs vocal ensemble from Yale University appeared as guest musicians at Loomis Chaffee on February 6, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
The Loomis Chaffee Concert Choir and Chamber Singers presented their 2018 Winter Choral Concert on Sunday, January 21.
Guest musicians Oboe Duo Agosto presented a recital and conducted a masterclass for music students at Loomis Chaffee on January 9 and 11.
The Music Department presented a Winter Concert for Orchestra and Wind Ensemble on December 10, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
Guest musicians Backtrack Vocals a cappella group from N.Y.C. worked with student singing groups and performed in concert during a two-day visit to Loomis Chaffee Nov. 30 - Dec. 1.
Folk and blues musician Geoff Muldaur '61 conducted a masterclass with students and performed an evening concert for the community Nov. 2-3.
The Music Department presented an evening Chamber Music Recital on November 9, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
Students in the LC Instrumental Music Club presented an afternoon recital at the Caring Connection, Windsor's senior citizen day program, on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
The Loomis music program is vibrant, passionate, and dynamic. As students work to advance playing technique, seek to try out new instruments, pursue a rigorous program of music theory, and gather with friends to perform, they gain musical experiences that generate inspiration for lifelong learning and creating.
— SUSAN BARONE
CHRZANOWSKI. HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT